Senator Tom Cotton reacted to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s banning of Justice Department employees from talking to Congress, a move that some have interpreted as being made in order to prevent whistleblowers from providing information on political corruption of an entity that has strayed far from its stated purpose and has been weaponized by the Biden regime to persecute its political enemies.
In a Tuesday memo, Garland advised employees that they are prohibited from talking with lawmakers and that any such communications must be handled through the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) according to DOJ policy which states, “no Department employee may communicate with Senators, Representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination, consultation, and approval by OLA.”
The Arkansas Republican wasn’t having it, taking to Twitter to advise potential whistleblowers that they are “protected by federal law” if they desire to come forward.
“DOJ employees, take notice: No matter what this memo says, you are protected by federal law if you contact my office to blow the whistle on the improper politicization of the Department of Justice by Merrick Garland and Joe Biden,” Cotton wrote along with an image of Garland’s memo.
DOJ employees, take notice: No matter what this memo says, you are protected by federal law if you contact my office to blow the whistle on the improper politicization of the Department of Justice by Merrick Garland and Joe Biden. https://t.co/agu5RJwos8
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 31, 2022
Garland’s spearheading of the FBI’s unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago may have not sat well with dedicated career professionals who may have had enough of the DOJ’s being used as an enforcement arm of the fully fascist Democratic Party, and the memo has the appearance of being a preemptive measure against those who may be willing to go on the record with Congress.
Former President Donald J. Trump remarked on Garland’s clampdown on whistleblowers, asking whether the memo constituted an interference with whistleblower laws.
“It has just been reported that Attorney General Merrick Garland has sent a notice to everyone at the Justice Department ordering that no one contact Congress—meaning, I assume, no Whistleblowers allowed! The only reason for this must be that with the firing of the ‘Special Agent’ In Charge at the FBI, many within are calling political Representatives in disgust at what has happened to Law Enforcement Agencies in the United States of America. Is this interference with the Whistleblower laws?” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
(Image: Screengrab/Truth Social)
In another missive posted to Truth Social, Trump wrote, “Congratulations to the many FBI & DOJ Whistleblowers who have flooded the offices of our Senators & Congressmen/women with really bad things to say about what is going on. This is the time, after many years of lawbreaking & unfairness, to clean things up. All things for a reason. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!”
(Image: Screengrab/Truth Social)
If Trump is correct and whistleblowers have already “flooded the offices” of lawmakers, it could be the reason for Garland’s panicky move to strip DOJ employees of their rights.
Senator Cotton has previously slammed Garland, calling for him to “resign in disgrace” over his unleashing of the FBI on concerned parents who show up to confront school board members over critical race theory indoctrination and COVID mask and vaccine mandates.
Sen. Cotton to Merrick Garland: Resign in disgrace. pic.twitter.com/NbTbDzrNPO
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 27, 2021
“This is shameful. Judge, this is shameful,” Cotton said during a heated congressional grilling of the attorney general. “This testimony, your directive, your performance is shameful. Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court. You should resign in disgrace, judge.”
Garland’s leadership of the Justice Department which had already demonstrated a pattern of extreme political bias against Trump, his associates, and his supporters before he arrived, has only further undermined public trust in the institution.
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